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California Coastal Trail: Last Chance

Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

This section of the California Coastal Trail features amazing redwoods off Hwy 101.


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Map Key

7.8

Miles

12.6

KM

Singletrack

1,019' 311 m

High

97' 30 m

Low

826' 252 m

Up

1,467' 447 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This mix-use trail (pedestrian and bike) begins off Highway 101 in a hard to find spot. If you are heading south, you'll pass the Damnation Creek trailhead first and then quickly come upon this trailhead. There is very limited parking.

This trail is the old highway and you can still see pavement in a lot of places, but there are many sections where it is only 16" wide.

The trail starts as doubletrack and then narrows up and will be pretty brushy in the middle and then the trail will widen out at the end. This section of trail sees very little use and is an amazing way to experience the redwoods.

The last descent is very steep and loose so hold on to your pants. Right near the end, watch your speed since you'll now be on a popular hiking trail.

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Chris Wandervans

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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  4.7 from 3 votes
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#249

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Enjoy the scenery!
May 3, 2018 near Bertsch…, CA
As you get close to the coast the big trees disappear.
Jul 19, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA
Take in the wonderful redwoods.
Jul 19, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA
Amazing coastal views when you get a peak.
Jul 19, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA
There is an old highway under there.
Jul 19, 2016 near Bertsch…, CA

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Aug 18, 2019
Deserae Laz
Apr 21, 2019
mary durst
Oct 29, 2018
RayTay Taylor
Beautiful and flat at beginning going through above and around huge redwoods. A couple random drops to a long climb to long descent! Dumping rain!
Jun 22, 2018
Gee Toe
Mar 12, 2017
Andre Gregoire
Oct 9, 2016
Travis Gaddy